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Breach May Hit 465,000 Cardholders; 2M Passwords Stolen

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December 6, 2013

Financial services giant JP Morgan Chase is alerting at least 465,000 holders of prepaid cash cards issued by the bank that their personal information may have been accessed by cybertheives, Reuters reports. The cards were used by corporations to pay employees and for government agencies to issue tax refunds, unemployment compensation and other benefits, the report states. The company has located and fixed the vulnerability and has alerted law enforcement. CNN reports, in a separate incident, keylogging software that has been installed on countless computers around the world may have captured the login credentials of about two million users of 93,000 websites, including popular sites such as Google, Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo.
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